Friday, June 22, 2012

Find Yourself a Cup - Card

I've had this little pile of Kanban paper lying around for months, meaning to make a card to show off what amazing paper this is.  I think Kim Prince's recent creation using brown tipped me over the edge!  Seeing her card and dealing with the frustrations of a new computer sent me to the drafting table.  And then when I was frustrated with the way the card was developing, I went back to the computer frustrations!
I was pretty pleased with the way this card turned out.  The bow really finished it well. (Thank you Becca Feeken and her Bow Maker!)

Kanban Paper is wonderfully thick cardstock - rich and elegant.

There are two sets of diecuts available on the site, Afternoon Cuppa and Coffee Shop Delights  and I chose Afternoon Cuppa for this card. Kanban has absolutely wonderful browns that coordinate so beautifully.

I used a few different sheets of Kanban paper, besides the diecuts.  And I went for the combination of Spellbinders Labels 20 and Floral Ovals that I used with some success recently.  I also got to add in the Romantic Rectangles, too! I highly recommend adding wax paper to your sandwich when diecutting intricate dies.  I used my awl quite a lot to poke out the little bitties. 

I pulled the pink into the Label 20 diecut by blending the Distress Inks listed below with the Foam Blending Tool.  If you use at least two colours (one after the other, not at the same time!) you get more depth. You can click on the images below to see them a bit larger.

This bow is the double-tailed bow - directions are on the DVD that comes with the Becca Bow Maker.  Nice, huh?
Quietfire Design's Find Yourself a Cup rubber stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black - for stamping the quote
Kanban Papers: Afternoon Cuppa (I used both a diecut and the paisley cardstock), Shabby Chic Dots - Pink,  Shabby Chic Polka Dot - Chocolate
Cardstock (for card base)
Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Frayed Burlap (see link for Distress Inks below)
other supplies: links go to

Thanks for having a look. Have a creative day! Suzanne


  1. Wow! Pink and brown - who'd have thought it? This is a gorgeous card.

  2. beautiful. love the combination of dies you used. And yes Kanban is gorgeous paper... I should use mine more. Sigh too many directions to go in.

  3. Amazing design and bbalance. I locve it.

  4. I love the brown and pink together. It is aways so sharp looking.